September, 2018

September 1st, 2018, 2:04 p.m. - If you heard me scream, "JAJA!" on Monday night, this show was why

So You Think You Can Dance – "Top 6 Perform": This top 6 was so talented that having to lose any two of them would have been difficult. And yet...Slavik. Guys. Come on. You think Slavik is a better dancer than Darius or Jay Jay? Rating: 5 tubes of lipstick

September 2nd, 2018, 4:49 p.m. - Go forth and tentatively do stuff!

36. Okay Fine Whatever (Courtenay Hameister)
Where was this book ten years ago when I really needed it?? Time to start working on my schedule, Hameister.

Up next: Vox (Christina Dalcher)

September 8th, 2018, 1:15 p.m. - The book everyone should be talking about (wocka wocka)

37. Vox (Christina Dalcher)
Dear HBO: You have had lost of success in the past couple of years with female-centric mini-series based on books (Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects). Make this your next big hit. Please.

Up next: The Perfect Mother (Aimee Molloy)

September 9th, 2018, 5:48 p.m. - Robert! Melanie! People's parents saying nice things about them! What a great week

So You Think You Can Dance – "Top 4 Perform": As far as I can tell, any of the final four could win this, but I think Jensen has earned it the most. She's shown every week how hard she's worked to win. That said, any of the others would be deserving of the victory. Even Slavik, if just for his amazing work in contemporary numbers. Rating: 4 moving boxes

September 13th, 2018, 8:09 p.m. - Being named Midas wasn't the worst thing to happen to that kid

38. The Perfect Mother (Aimee Molloy)
This might also make a good HBO mini-series. I give Molloy a ton of credit, because I came nowhere near figuring out the ending.

Up next: Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)

September 15th, 2018, 2:24 p.m. - I actually thought Genessy might clinch this

So You Think You Can Dance – "Finale": Either Hannahlei or Jensen would have been a very deserving winner (Genessy, too), but there's just something so satisfying about a dancer you've backed from the start running away with the victory. Now let's get Jensen a pro spot on Dancing With the Stars. Rating: 4 times I rolled my eyes at Nigel (but what else is new?)

September 21st, 2018, 2:08 p.m. - Overlong, still good

39. Skinny Dip (Carl Hiaasen)
The Tool/Maureen stuff was pretty pointless and made the book too long, but this is exactly my kind of humor, so I'll definitely be reading more from Hiaasen.

Up next: A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)

September 27th, 2018, 7:29 p.m. - I can't decide if I don't get scared by books the way others do, or if this book just wasn't scary

40. A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)
Was Marjorie faking or just evil? If I don't care, does it really matter?

Up next: Pieces of Her (Karin Slaughter)

September 29th, 2018, 2:08 p.m. - "One of them is hot enough to go on The Bachelor, AND smart enough to never go on The Bachelor"

Modern Family – "I Love a Parade": This was a solid season premiere, but I have to make a request: Please don't let Haley and Dylan get back together. I enjoy him when he pops up, but their relationship has been past its prime for years, and I can't take them getting back together yet again. Please. Rating: 4 unicorn onesies

The Good Place – "Everything Is Bonzer!": Simone is a great addition to the group. Can't wait till she meets Jason and tries to wrap her head around...all of that. Rating: 4 book blurbs from Cormac McCarthy that just say, "Ditto"

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